Re: setting up WiFi adapter (Broadcom BCM4321 14e4:4328 chipset) in latest version of Debian
I have the same problem as the original poster! In synaptic I have
installed the relevant driver packages for my broadcom wifi card. Here
are outputs from some of the commands suggested to use above:
kjetil@kjetil:~$ lspci | grep "BCM"
03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN (rev 01)
lsmod | grep "BCM" -> no output
dmesg | grep "BCM" -> no output
kjetil@kjetil:~$ sudo ifconfig -a
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1b:24:63:ae:59
inet addr:192.168.1.133 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::21b:24ff:fe63:ae59/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:42361 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:29133 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:46260691 (44.1 MiB) TX bytes:4317285 (4.1 MiB)
Interrupt:20 Base address:0x2000
lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:291 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:291 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:8439 (8.2 KiB) TX bytes:8439 (8.2 KiB)
(That is, no output for wireless!)
State: connected (global)
- Device: eth0 [Wired connection 1] -------------------------------------------
HW Address: 00:1B:24:63:AE:59
Carrier Detect: yes
Speed: 100 Mb/s
Prefix: 24 (255.255.255.0)
(again, no output for wireless is seen!)
Is there anything I can do manually to install the relevant driver in
the kernel, as it is installed on my system, by the debian package
firmware-b43-installer, broadcom-sta-common, broadcom-sta-source.
On Thu, Dec 1, 2011 at 15:09, Nitebirdz <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 01, 2011 at 12:07:24PM -0800, Colin Reinhardt wrote:
>> Im new to Debian/Linux...
>> I have tried following the Debian Wireless-HowTo and other related
>> Linux WiFi HowTos.
>> I downloaded and installed the firmware-b43-installer and
>> b43-fwcutter, (synaptic shows them as installed packages now).
>> In Gnome, using network-manager (applet) there is nothing about
>> wireless networks shown at all, only my wired LAN ethernet network is
>> an option.
>> How can I tell if my PCI card is being detected and firmware loaded
>> correctly, and what are the next steps to get WiFi working?
>> Thanks, Colin
> Commands like 'lspci' and 'lshw' should help you figure out whether or not
> the actual hardware is detected. Then, 'lsmod' displays whether or not
> the kernel module is loaded. You can also run 'ifconfig -a' as root. As
> far as I know, even if the interface is not configured, it should still
> show it in the output, as long as it is detected and the kernel module is
> successfully loaded.
> Here is a troubleshooting document that may be of some help, even though
> it was written for Ubuntu:
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